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Flying with diabetes: How to get your medical

Diabetes is an increasingly common condition that pilots are facing. Diabetes mellitus treated with oral medications or insulin is one of the FAA's 15 specifically disqualifying medical conditions. Dr. Warren Silberman explains how to go through the AME-assisted special issuance process.

2014, 09 22

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Coming home to Frederick

If you’re planning to fly into Frederick, Maryland, for AOPA’s Homecoming Fly-In on Oct. 4, you’ll need to be sure to fulfill your pre-flight obligations in familiarizing yourself with the operating times of the tower and any special procedures for arrivals and departures at the airport.

2014, 09 15

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Counsel: Revisiting shared expenses

Two recent legal interpretations by the FAA’s chief counsel deal with the time-honored privilege of a private pilot—and a commercial and ATP pilot while exercising only private pilot privileges—to conduct a shared-expense flight.

2014, 09 04
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